July 19, 2017


TO:  President Tony Frank

FROM:  Sue James on Behalf or the President’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity

SUBJECT:  Budget Report of the President’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity

The Commission was given a budget of $50,000 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  With great enthusiasm, the Commission used the funding to support the following programs, events and initiatives – all of which the Commission members agreed aligned with the goal of the Commission to assist in making CSU the best place for women to work and learn.  A request will be made to roll any remaining funds over to the 2017-2018 fiscal year to use for the PCWGE 20th Anniversary Celebration, which will take place in the Fall of 2017.

Standing Committee on the Status of Women Faculty – funded graduate student hourly to help with research and focus groups, and partially funded bringing Dr. Nadya Fouda to campus to present the findings of the focus group project to the campus community.  Also provided a small amount of supplemental pay to the non-tenure track faculty representative to the SCSWF to help assist with the extra work load taken on by the individual through the Standing Committee.

Women of Color and Allies Network – partially funded the Network’s summer event.

Student Engagement – funded a student assistant to do preliminary research on issues of interest to the Commission, help find information for the resource section of the Commission website, and research best practices and what other universities are doing to address issues of women and gender.

HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Participation – fully funded two participants to the HERS Summer Institute.

AMI (Academic Management Institute) Participation – fully funded the tuition and travel expenses for two participants to the AMI conference, which provides professional development specifically for women.

Spelman Women’s Conference Participation – partially funded the tuition and travel expenses for 8 women students to attend the Spelman Women’s Conference.